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Watavu - Charming Ocean View Beach House with Hot Tub

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Southern Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Watavu - Charming 4 Bdrm Ocean View Beach House with Hot Tub

The beautiful panoramic view of the ocean is just one of the many features of this wonderful beach house. Nestled in the dunes in a private area of Southern Shores on the Outer Banks, Watavu (what-a-view) is your own charming vacation retreat, and is just a short stroll to the beach. Refurbished with four bedrooms (2 with deck access), 2 1/2 baths, a great room with cathedral ceiling, skylights and a spacious upper deck assure you comfort and convenience that is unbeatable.

In addition to the spectacular ocean view, Watavu has all the amenities you are looking for. Updated kitchen, hot tub, wireless Internet access, 4 cable TVs (2 with DVD players, 2 with VCR/DVD), a CD player, telephone answering machine, full size laundry room, dishwasher, ice maker, microwave, garbage disposal, gas grill, high chair and port-a- crib are just a few of the amenities provided for your vacation enjoyment.

As a guest at Watavu the short walk to the private beach access (only 3 blocks away) couldn't be easier as a large 'wonder wheeler' is provided for toting chairs, umbrellas, towels and coolers. You will also have private access to Sound beaches and the marina with a special permit you receive when the keys are sent to you..

Watavu is also centrally located to the many sites and activities offered on the Outer Banks. You are only 5 minutes from the quaint, waterfront town of Duck, with lots of water sports, charming shops and restaurants and within 20 minutes of 6 golf courses. Enjoy our 4 historic lighthouses, the Wright Bros. Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, the wild horses of Corolla or visit Roanoke Island (home of the first English colony), Elizabethan Gardens and NC Aquarium.

Whether you prefer sightseeing or spending your days at the beach, you will truly look forward to returning to your own private retreat at day's end. Relax in the hot tub or take in the panoramic ocean view ...

4 Bedrooms -

Bedroom #1 - Queen Bed, Sliding door to deck -

Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed, Sliding door to deck -

Bedroom #3 - Twin Beds -

Bedroom #4/Den - Queen Sofa Sleeper -

Hot Tub -

Central Heat/Air-Conditioning -

Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling and Skylights, TV with DVD/VCR and Surround Sound -

Large Dining Table -

Ceiling Fan -

4 Cable TVs, 2 DVD Players, 2 VCRs -

CD Player -

Sliding Door to Spacious Deck -

Updated Kitchen Appliances -

Dishwasher -

Refrigerator with Ice Maker -

Microwave -

Smooth Top Stove -

Garbage Disposal -

Fully equipped kitchen including blender, coffee maker (and grinder), toaster, mixer, waffle maker, plastic ware, wine glasses and ice bucket.

Full Size Laundry Room with washer/dryer-

Iron and ironing board -

Wireless Internet Access -

Telephone with answering machine -

High Chair -

Port-a- crib -

Gas Grill -

Outside Shower -

Multi-Level decks with furniture, including table/chairs -

Beach Chairs -

Wonder Wheeler for toting chairs, towels, cooler to beach -

Beach Umbrella -

Books/Board Games -

Selection of DVD/VCR videos -

Ocean/Sound/Marina Access via special permit.

2 Adult Bicycles.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Kay Anderson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016

About Mary Kay Anderson

My husband and I started coming to the Outer Banks in 1973. I fell in love with this area and I have vacationed here every year except one since that time. We purchased our house in 2005. One of my main requirements in finding a home was to be able to have a view of the ocean. When I go up to our great room and look out the windows or sit on the deck and look East and can see the ocean, I am filled with happiness and peace. Our house is not big and flashy, but it is a very comfortable home. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Mary Kay Anderson purchased this house in 2005


based on 3 traveler reviews

Watavu - Charming Ocean View Beach House with Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Roswell, GA

Wonderful family beach vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Listing accurate, clean, well maintained, well stocked, would definitely recommend.

Our group of 4 adults and 6 children (2-12) spent a week at Watavu. This was our first trip to the Outer Banks. Loved having an outdoor shower to get all the sand off before entering the house. Walking to the beach saved our vehicles from sand too. Although for some this might be a far walk. The blocks are long. It is about 1/3 mile to the beginning of the boardwalk. There is an slight uphill on the return trip.

Appreciated having such a well stocked kitchen of pots, pans, utensils, foil, storage containers, spices and so on! Great for us because we cook. We did not eat out at all so no restaurants to recommend but we bought local seafood each night from one of three markets. Billy's Seafood, Carawan and Dockside n Duck.

We used the hot tub more than I expected since it was summer but the location in the shade makes it enjoyable.

We mostly went to the beach but did make trips to the NC Aquarium, The NPS Wright Brothers Museum, Jockey Ridge and the NPS Lost Colony. Recommend all of them. Especially Jockey Ridge because it is not something you will find just anywhere. Very unique.

There is lots more we want to do in the area and I am sure will return.

I would not recommend this house if you have difficulty with stairs. You enter on a "basement" level, the bedrooms are one level up and the living area another level up. We were fine getting exercise but it is something to be aware of.

Great rental, great location, great owner!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and comments. So happy you all enjoyed your first trip to the Outer Banks.
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Charming Home, Centrally Located to Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This house is adorable and the location is perfect ... it's just a short walk to the beach but it's also set back a little for lots of privacy. You also have the option to drive and park at the beach access for the day if that's easier for your family. It's close to the town of Duck as well as to the shops and restaurants in Kitty Hawk ... centrally located to everything! We love going to Duck Donuts in the mornings for coffee (and, of course, donuts!) and taking a walk along the Duck Boardwalk.

As for the house itself, it is very clean, incredibly charming, and is well stocked with everything you could imagine. Lots of beach chairs, some boogie boards for the kids, hot tub, bikes (there is a bike path that parallels the main road), deck furniture for outside eating, plenty of Kitchen plates/utensils/bowls. We can't get over the gorgeous view from the top deck! Looking forward to our next visit this summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hope you enjoy your stay this summer.
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Limerick, PA

WATAVU is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to say how great Watavu is as I want it for myself. The house is fantastic and centrally located to everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golf: There are numerous golf courses available within 10-30 min. from Watavu. 10 min. drive to quaint, waterfront town of Duck with lots of activities, attractions, charming shops and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Southern Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 27 2016 - Mar 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Mar 19 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 17 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

$600 - $1,250.00 per week
Rental Period is SUNDAY to SUNDAY. Rent does not include 12.75% tax or $200 refundable security damage deposit. Partial week rental (minimum of 3 nights) in the off-season or mid- season may be considered. Email for availability and pricing.

Owner will provide tenents with Rental Agreement. Initial deposit of one-half the rental rate is required (payable by personal, certified, or cashier’s check or money order) when Rental Agreement is signed. Balance due (payable by certified or cashier’s check or money order), including taxes and security deposit, must be received no later 3 weeks prior to check-in.

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Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Outdoor Shower also provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Queen Sleeper/Sofa
  • Pack-n-Play and high chair provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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